Apple has held several events this year, but there are more events to be held. The American technology giant announced a new event, possibly the last event this year, which will enable the company to launch some new products.
The “One More Thing” event has been scheduled for November 10. There are rumors that the company will launch the long-awaited Arm-based Macs that will use internal chips. Apple announced for the first time at the annual World Developers Conference (WWDC) event that it plans to switch from Intel’s x86-64 chips to its own chips based on the ARM64 architecture.
The company’s MacBook notebook lineup will be converted for the third time. The first Mac was equipped with Motorola 68000 series chips. A few years later, they switched to PowerPC chips in 1994 and Intel x86 chips in 2005. But this will be the first time Apple has used its own chips in the MacBook series.
Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, said: “Apple silicon will make the Mac stronger and more capable than ever.”
Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman suggested that the company launch three new Macbooks: 13-inch MacBook Air and 13-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro.
Apple estimates that it will take about two years to fully transition the Mac to its internal chips. For reference, it took about one and a half years to switch to Intel chips in 2005.
Bloomberg reported that the California tech giant is still working on a redesigned iMac, a new Mac mini and a half-size Mac Pro. All of these will be released later.
Apple is already preparing to switch from Intel’s X86 architecture to ARM64. The company started working with developers of popular software packages such as Adobe Photoshop, Final Cut Pro, and Microsoft Word to provide dual support.
Apple launched a developer transition kit at WWDC2020, which looks like a Mac mini to help developers verify their Macbook applications in the future.